Welcome to Performance Care, the blog site for Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab. We'll regularly post exercise and stretching videos. Also, please feel free to post questions/comments. We'll get back to you as soon as we can. If you'd like to be added to our newsletter letting you know when new exercises are posted, visit our website listed below. *To post a comment, click on "comments" link at the bottom of the post.

Our clinic specializes in successfully treating athletic injuries, pregnancy related pain, peripheral nerve entrapments (numbness in the extremities), jaw joint problems (TMJ), and headaches. These are also great topics for questions, in additon to those on general injuries, athletic performance enhancement, and nutritional advice.

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Disclaimer: one should always consult a health professional before beginning or modifying an exercise routine. The replies posted by Dr. Iodice are meant to help readers figure out a course of action and as general advice, but it is impossible to diagnose a physical problem without a proper examination.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Shoulder Matrix

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This video covers a series of exercises strung together into what's called a "matrix." If you're familiar with workout terminology, you may have heard this concept referred to as a "super set." The difference here is that a matrix typically incorporates multiple planes of motion. This makes the exercise more like what our bodies must actually do in certain sports or activities. Our exercises in the gym rarely mirror what our bodies must endure during activity. Through incorporating multiple planes of motion and coordinating body regions, we are able to make our activities more functional (and fun!). The intent of these exercises is to serve as an alternate to "flyes." Typically, one must perform flyes in front, to the side and reverse flyes to exercise all 3 heads of the deltoid (anterior, middle, posterior). If performed correctly, this exercise will work the entire upper shoulder girdle (including the deltoid), as well as work the core and legs to a lesser degree.